This morning The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards which will take place on January 31st, 2021 on CBS.
While it is obvious that the live music industry has taken a huge hit during this tumultuous year, one thing that fans have been able to count on is new music being released each and every Friday of this crazy time. Announced this morning are the nominees for the 2021 Grammy awards and the country music nominees are below.
Ingrid Andress ties Miranda Lambert and leads the pack with three nominations each, including the coveted Best New Artist, Best Country Song for “More Hearts Than Mine”, and Best Country Album Lady Like for Andress as well as Best Country Album Wildcard, Best Country Solo Performance for “Bluebird”, and Best Country Song “Bluebird”.
In a time when the country radio charts haven’t exactly reflected the amount of incredible music being created by female artists, it is surprising and exciting that all five nominees for Best Country Album are females, Ingrid Andress, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, and Little Big Town which is fronted by Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman.
Tune in on January 31st on CBS at 8 PM to see who wins and find the full list of country categories below.
Best New Artist
This category recognizes an artist whose eligibility-year release(s) achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.
MEGAN THEE STALLION
Best Country Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.
YOUR LIFE IS A RECORD
Little Big Town
Best Country Solo Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.
Stick That In Your Country Song
WHO YOU THOUGHT I WAS
WHEN MY AMY PRAYS
BLACK LIKE ME
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
Little Big Town
SOME PEOPLE DO
Best Country Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
MORE HEARTS THAN MINE
Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
SOME PEOPLE DO
Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)
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